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Alix’s church road winery work experience 2010


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Alix’s church road winery work experience 2010

  1. 1. Alix’s Church Road Winery Work Experience 2010<br />
  2. 2. 2010 Wines<br />Approximately 1600 tonnes harvested<br />Varieties include; Chardonnay, Savignonblanc, Pinot gris, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sayvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Marzimino and small amounts of Temperanillo and Pinot noir<br />Church Road is most well known for Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux blends.<br />
  3. 3. Vintage Staff<br />Apologies for the blurry pictures! I was on day shift with 2 other casual staff members Amy and Craig, and 2 permanent staff, Wayne and Steve, in the winery as well as the lab staff, wine makers and cellar master.<br />
  4. 4. Induction<br />Vineyard tour taken by Chris Scott. During induction we also covered health and safety and the different wines produced by Church Road Winery and their place in the market.<br />
  5. 5. Highlights<br />One of my main jobs during vintage was managing red fermentations, all red ferments this year were rummaged, I also micro-oxygenated them. At the end Amy and I dug out an 18’000L Cuve... It was awesome!<br />
  6. 6. highlights<br />Tasting red ferments with Chris Scott, Nick Verry, Peter Hurlstone and Brian Hankin.<br />
  7. 7. lowlights<br />Frosty mornings rummaging these tanks and lack of sleep!!!<br />
  8. 8. Other Jobs I Did<br />Hand destemmingtemperanillo<br />Pasturising<br />Racking<br />Primary ferment innoculations with both wet and dry yeast starters.<br />Maloinnoculations and barrel stirring<br />Cleaning!!!<br />
  9. 9. The end<br />Looking forward to vintage 2011!<br />